Work from home opportunities

Originally published at Job Opportunities for the Stay-at-Home Mom.

If you’re a stay-at-home mom who would like to add to the family’s income, there are plenty of online jobs that could put anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars in your pocket each month. With the economy in its current state, a second income could add to your family’s feeling of security. You could make money in your spare time while you continue to stay at home with your children by using the internet.

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Many companies from retail stores to automotive insurance providers are hiring customer service representatives to work from home. These telecommuting positions would involve the stay-at-home mom receiving phone calls that are routed to their home and helping the customer on the end of the line. Sometimes, they’ll have a question about a product or service. At other times, they may need assistance navigating the company’s website.

Virtual assistants are in high demand. Many people can’t afford a full-time secretary, but could use someone to handle appointment setting and paperwork. A virtual assistant usually provides these types of services for several people on a part-time basis. Most communication is done through email with the rare phone call. Virtual assistants rarely meet their clients in person.

Freelance transcription services are also growing in popularity. Information is recorded and transferred to the transcriptionist’s computer through the internet. The transcriptionist listens to the recording and creates a written copy.

The beauty of these jobs is that most of them will allow you to set your own hours and work from the comfort of your home. While the kids are napping or off at school, you could be making a little pocket money for your family’s next vacation or to pay off that extra bill. Although the examples listed here are popular ways to make extra money at home, the possibilities are virtually endless.

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Work at home benefits

I’ve made a little accounting this morning and discovered that I’ve earned more than P200,000 already or more than $5000 since 2010. This amount came from one online company alone. The online earning has helped me and my family in so many ways. I was able to help my husband pay our bills, kids’ tuition, and bought personal effects and some stuff for our house. It’s not much compared to others who earn from their regular jobs, but I’m happy that I contribute something for the family expenses. This job doesn’t require me to leave home and allow me to work in my own pace. I also enjoy little things that I used to do when I was still working.

Work resolution 2012

I’ve made a simple work resolution this year to improve time management. Here’s my concise list and I’m working on it slowly but surely.

Manage time properly. Try to balance my online and offline (real-life as friends call it) schedule while I can (so hubby will not be burdened with all the chores around the house).
Avoid procrastination. Complete my task on time and not cram at the last minute. (I’m good at delaying certain task and truly hate the outcome.
On the right track. Start the day right with a smile and positive attitude and everything will surely fall in their right places.
Self control. Minimize online activities like blogging, opening up Facebook and other social media in between doing household chores.
Sleep early. I can’t work and think right if I don’t get enough sleep. So, I need to manage my sleeping schedule. I’d also squeeze in time for exercise, might check on some zafu accessories to get me started.

I’d like to see some improvement on my work schedule this year, so I’m sticking on this list whatever it takes. 🙂